LEED On: Kerry Centre, Beijing
The LEED On video series looks to recognize and spotlight innovative LEED projects around the world, and interview the people behind them. The first segment on Wanda Group was released in January 2018. This week's spotlight is LEED On: Kerry Centre, Beijing.
Sustainable infrastructure is thriving in China, as year after year, the country retains its status as one of the world’s premier markets for new construction. In that heated building climate, where sustainability is concerned, older buildings are following suit.
One example is the Beijing Kerry Centre, a 20-year-old structure that is strategically located in the heart of China’s sprawling capital city. Developed by Kerry Properties in collaboration with its consulting partner, CBRE, Kerry Centre became the first mixed-use existing building in Asia Pacific to earn LEED Platinum certification.
Kerry Centre, which boasts 140,000 square meters of LEED-certified space, features two office towers and a mall. With investments that included an intelligent building management system and an efficient HVAC upgrade, the building’s energy use was cut by 31 percent, and its potable water consumption by 55 percent. Today, all of the center’s landscaping and cooling tower functions use grey water.
As the project owner, Kerry Properties aims to develop properties that last and believes in creating value not only for their clients, but also for the community and for society at large. The company strives to serve with integrity, innovate on environmental protection and be a voice in a community uniting for positive change. Its inaugural Sustainability Report 2016 was recently awarded the “Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report” by CSRWorks International Pte. Ltd., a leading provider of corporate social responsibility services in Singapore.
Watch the video on Kerry Centre: